Auction 133, Lot 272

"Progress of Survey and Subdivision Indian Territory", U.S. Department of Interior

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1896 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc. 243, 54th Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Printed Color

26.5 x 28.5 inches
67.3 x 72.4 cm

This rarely seen map exactly matches the configuration of the State of Sequoyah the Indians attempted to create in 1905 in an effort to thwart the expansive tendencies of the United States. The regions of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, Cherokee, and several other Indian tribes are named. The Territory of Oklahoma hovers ominously in the northwest. This historical map was compiled and drawn by R.P. Lowe, traced and lettered by Wm. Naylor. Lithography by the Norris Peters Company. The map is accompanied by the original four page report "Surveying Lands in Indian Territory, " dated February 15, 1896. A very nice example of this map.


Condition: A

Folding as issued with bright color and full margins. At first glance this is a beautiful, flawless example, but at lower left two folds have splits supported on verso with archival tape. The disbound report is mint (A+).

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/1/2010